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New Airline Alert: 'NokScoot' Will Be the Bangkok Baby of Two Asian Carriers

Where: Thailand
December 23, 2013 at 3:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

We’ll be honest—we have a hard time keeping up with all the new low cost carriers that continue to pop up each and every month. This week brings another one, so we’re definitely going to need to make some flash cards or something to study. That way we can remember where they fly, what they’re called, and what their livery looks like.

Anyway, enough about us, as the news is all about Nok Air and Scoot. These two carriers are teaming up to set up a new budget airline, and the plan is for the new airline to do its thing with a base over in Bangkok. Each carrier is going to throw around $60 million in cash to set things up, as the new venture will be known as NokScoot.

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New Routes News from JetBlue, KLM, and Scoot This Week

November 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· KLM:
Good news for those flying from—or through—Amsterdam, as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is getting ready to send some of their beautiful blue planes to some new destinations. If you want to get technical it’s KLM Cityhopper doing the flying fun with Embraer 190s, as they’re connecting Amsterdam with nonstop service over to Florence. Things started up earlier this week, and the flights will run twice daily on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays—Tuesdays and Thursdays just have one flight per day. We don’t know about you, but we certainly can’t complain about a few days in Amsterdam followed by a few days in Florence.

· Austrian Airlines:
Lots of moving and shaking from the planes and people over at Austrian Airlines, as the carrier is getting ready to start boosting some of their international options. Beginning on July 2 of next year, they’re doing the nonstop thing between Newark and Vienna with a little help from some Boeing 767s. These flights will run five times per week, and they’re not done here. Austrian Airlines is also adding bigger planes—Boeing 777s—to their flights out of Washington Dulles, and they’re adding more back and forth frequencies out of Chicago-O’Hare.

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Air China, Emirates, and Alitalia Work It Out with New Routes

September 20, 2013 at 8:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Emirates:
Some of the biggest new routes this week comes from the folks over at Emirates, as once again they’re looking to expand their reach across the globe. This week news arrives that they will be starting service between Boston and Dubai as of March 10. Emirates will go between the two spots on a daily basis, as they will rely on Boeing 777-200LR jets to get things done. Overall this is destination number eight for Emirates in and out of the nifty fifty, as they also do the nonstop thing over to Dubai from places like New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

· Air China:
There’s few people that wouldn’t be interested in a new option over to Hawaii, so that’s why we’re excited to pass along the news regarding a new flight in and out of Honolulu. Air China is thinking about starting nonstop service between Beijing and Honolulu beginning in January of 2014, so pack those snorkels and swimsuits. It looks like this new option will be competing with some new service between the two cities from Hawaiian Airlines, so be on the lookout for the possibility of some competitive fares.

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And the Latest Airline to Create a Child-Free Zone is...

Where: Singapore
August 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM | by | Comments (0)

Even in the middle of our Family Travel Week, it seems like some airlines are going the opposite direction of catering for the littlest flyers. Exiling children in the air started with Malaysia Airlines and then AirAsia, when both of the carries announced they will create a section of their long-haul aircraft specifically designed for travelers that choose not to be around children; in Malaysia's case, they've even banned children from flying in the first class cabins. Now, the newest child-free zone comes from Scoot.

Singapore's favorite canary yellow low-cost carrier is now reserving a portion of the economy cabin for those traveling without children. The ScootinSilence cabin has banned under-12s from sitting in rows 21 to 25 to make room for passengers coughing up $18 SGD (about $14 US) to have the privilege of sharing an armrest with someone closer their age.

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Flight Review: $130 from Singapore to Bangkok on Scoot

Where: Singapore
June 26, 2013 at 11:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

We talked at length last year about Singapore Airlines’ low-cost off-shoot airline called Scoot, which promises low fares and lots of Scootitude all around Asia, giving travelers a full review of a journey from Australia’s Gold Coast to Singapore. Almost a year on, we've now given Scoot another whirl on a shorter leg, from its base in Singapore to the Thai capital of Bangkok.

We ended up on Scoot for a number of reasons: the late afternoon departure fitted our schedule perfectly, ScootBiz (the airline’s business class product) fares were not far off economy fares on other carriers, and there was of course the novelty factor of trying yet another airline.

Our experience in a few words? A deserted ScootBiz cabin, young and enthusiastic staff, decent seats and space, and—like last year—uninspiring food and moderate cleanliness. Read on to find out more.

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JetBlue, Turkish Airlines and Delta are King of the New Routes This Week

June 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM | by | Comments (2)


Onboard JetBlue's party plane to Medellin

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· JetBlue: Party onboard! JetBlue recently began their nonstop flights from Fort Lauderdale to Medellin, Colombia, marking their first entry into the country's second most populous city. They'll fly daily on A320s, and it's not simply a seasonal route. JetBlue is very serious about Latin America, so serious that they'll now be flying to three Colombian cities, for example. Count 'em: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin.

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Why You'll Want to Stream While Scooting at 35,000'

Where: Singapore
January 30, 2013 at 10:28 AM | by | Comments (0)

Our winner of the 2012 best travel newcomer award has just given us even more reason to love them. This week, newish Singapore-based budget airline Scoot introduced their in-flight streaming of entertainment to passenger gadgets.

If you can remember back when we flew them, we noted how great it was to be handed an iPad loaded up with TV shows, movies and games to keep us entertained on our medium-haul flight. Now, if you are one of those travelers who wouldn't even think about traveling without your iPad or Android tablet, you can get the hours of in-flight entertainment streamed directly to that device.

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The Best Travel Newcomer of 2012 is...

Where: Singapore
December 31, 2012 at 8:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's that time of the year again, the time when the year just plain ends. Alas, we can't just let 2012 go that easily, especially since travelers spent it both up in the air and up in arms over a crazy range of topics. Needless to say, we're ready for 2013, but first we're taking a brief look back at the best of 2012 with the Jaunted Travel Awards,—or as we fondly refer to them—The Jauntys.

This may have been the year of airline comings-and-goings, but with the goings come the...you get the idea.

This year, the award for the best newcomer goes to Scoot. The long-haul LCC caught our attention from its first announcement and kept that interest with aggressive and fun social media campaigns until they sped down the runway for the first time, from Singapore to Sydney.

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Scoot Adds Cities and New In-Flight Meals, Keeps Airfare Super Low

Where: Singapore
December 20, 2012 at 3:43 PM | by | Comments (0)

While it has been some time since we last talked about all things Scoot, that doesn't mean they've been quiet and content in their newbie airlineness. Quite the contrary. The yellow planes have been scooting all over the region, from Singapore to some new destinations, and they've even been making some friends!

It's old news now, but worth a second mention that they're due to get some Dreamliners

With more and more planes being added to the Scoot family, the airline is getting cozy with its neighbors at Changi International. Scoot and Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways have decided to make nice, hooking up to expand their respective reach in the region. This partnership opens up new possibilities, like Saudia Arabia, India, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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Deep Discount 787 Dreamliner Flights Coming in 2014 Thanks to Scoot

Where: Singapore
October 25, 2012 at 11:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

Think of it as a big yellow dream. Budget airfares on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner are to become reality with Scoot's announcement of adding some new metal to their fleet. That's right—Singapore's newest little LCC has just placed a huge order for 20 new Boeing aircraft to take delivery starting in 2014.

The news comes at the same time Scoot's parent, Singapore Airlines, brags about a huge order of new aircraft for themselves, including A380s and A350s. Along with the Airbus planes, SIA signed the check to ensure their little brother can rock up to airports looking flash. With all their new routes it's making more and more sense to invest in efficient planes to keep prices as low as possible.

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United, Scoot, and Southwest Lead This Week's New Routes News

October 5, 2012 at 9:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

Sometimes it’s hard to stay on top of all the new route announcements that come our way, so we’ve complied a little bit of a rundown below. As long as you can afford the fares, this should definitely help add to your passport stamp collection.

· Southwest Airlines:
It’s a big deal when Southwest Airlines picks a new city to serve, as we’re pretty sure people enjoy lower cost flight options and the ability to check a couple bags for free. That’s why citizens of Des Moines, Iowa are excited, as Southwest has just started flying to and from their local airport.

Technically there was AirTran service here before, but now it’s going to be the blue-bellied planes doing the flying. Flights have already started to do their thing and, as of now, it looks like Southwest is connecting Des Moines with a couple flights per day over to Chicago’s Midway Airport. Now all the city needs is some cheap nonstop flights down to Florida during the colder months, and they’ll be all set.

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Which Airlines Want Your Food Order Before Boarding

September 18, 2012 at 4:59 PM | by | Comment (1)

For those of you that are flying coach, the days of chicken or beef might finally be coming to an end. Airlines are realizing there is a market for premium meals even in the back of the plane and they're willing to take some cash and cook it up for you. But, only if you give them ample notice.

We have told you about a few airlines that have been upgrading their menus to offer coach flyers an improved flying experience, even giving a sample of the foreign land's cuisine. Here is the rundown of the pre-order meals options, by airline, but keep in mind this is really only the start.

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